The programme aims to provide a solid grounding in Modern Standard andClassical Arabic, conversational ability in colloquial Arabic, familiarity with the major genres of literary expression, both classical and modern, and a broad knowledge of history, culture and religion in the Arabic world. Language instruction is highly intensive and students spend the third year of their studies at a university in the Middle East.
All years: Modules include: Introduction to Arabic culture; literatures of the Near and Middle East; introduction to Islam; introduction to modern Arabic literature; introduction to early Islamic texts; introduction to classical Arabic literature; introduction to Arabic dialects; politics and aesthetics in modern Arabic literature; reading classical Arabic historians; language and oral literature of an Arabic vernacular; Arabic cinema 1; Quran and Hadith studies; Islamic texts; independent study project in Arabic studies (using language sources); Sufism (texts and history); introduction to Arabic culture; elementary written Persian; elementary written Turkish; elementary Hebrew; elementary Western Armenian; introductory Akkadian; introduction to Armenian history; introduction to the history of the Near and Middle East; the making of the modern Middle East; introduction to the art and archaeology of the Near and Middle East; Islamic architecture; the sources of Islamic art and architecture; art and material culture of the Islamic world (7th to 14th centuries); mosaics, manuscripts, and wall painting in Islamic art; music of the Middle East and North Africa; Islamic law; government and politics of the Middle East; economic development of the modern Middle East.
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Full Time With Time Abroad
- GCE A-level ABB-AAB
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- The course is well organised and is running smoothly 70%
- I have been able to access general IT resources when I needed to 88%
- The library resources and services are good enough for my needs 92%
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Total Written: 56%
Total Coursework: 28%
Total Practical: 16%